The Far Side of the Moon

A series of images taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) gives us a rare glance at the surface of the far side of the Moon. As our natural satellite is tidally locked with the Earth it always has the same side facing us throughout it’s orbit. The reason you can observe the far…

Undergraduate Life: Observing the Moon

For my 18th birthday just under 4 years ago I was given a 6″ Celestron Newtonian Reflector telescope. Over the years I have had a few observing sessions and every so often when the sky is clear enough have attempted some astrophotography. Below are some of the photos I have taken of an observing session…

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

This years international astronomy photographers have been chosen by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Below are the winners of each category, see more at the Guardian –¬†http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2014/sep/18/astronomy-photographer-year-2014-royal-observatory-greenwich-pictures Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon James Woodend (UK), Earth & Space: winner and overall winner Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2 Eugen Kamenew (Germany), People & Space: winner The Horsehead Nebula…